On Tuesday, Oct. 1, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrested two women and an inmate for conspiracy to send narcotics into a jail facility after a greeting card was found to contain black tar heroin.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, on Sept. 13, sheriff’s investigators discovered a greeting card containing black tar heroin at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.
The heroin was elaborately concealed within the greeting card in an attempt to pass it through detection during the inmate mail screening process. The greeting card was addressed to, and intended for, Pierre Cambrelen, 36, of Ontario, an inmate incarcerated for an unrelated crime.
Through a detailed investigation, detectives discovered Jessica Gomez, 34, of Ontario and Heather Christy, 29, of Montclair were responsible for manufacturing methamphetamine and heroin laced greeting cards with the intention of mailing them to Cambrelen, and other inmates in San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department custody.
On Oct. 1, search warrants were served at residences in the cities of Montclair and Ontario which led to the arrest of Gomez and Christy for conspiracy to send narcotics into a jail facility.
The search warrants led to the discovery of additional evidence related to the conspiracy, as well as possession of stolen property and possession of narcotics. A supplemental booking was completed for Cambrelen who now faces the additional charges.
Christy and Gomez are currently in-custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Camrelen is currently being held without bail for unrelated charges.